APRN Graduate Programs
- National accreditation of the graduate program including accreditation of the distance offering.
- Preceptors with appropriate credentials - minimum of a graduate degree selected by the educational program, no the student.
- Students must apply for a preceptorship with the Alaska Board of Nursing.
Applications can be found at: https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/5/pub/nur4253.pdf
- Current unencumbered RN license in a state or territory of US
- Evidence of current enrollment in the graduate program
- Have completed courses with both theory and clinical
- Documented preceptor arrangement
Statute and regulations related to education and authorization to practice educational requirements:
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is defined by statute as “a registered nurse authorized to practice in the state who, because of specialized education and experience, is certified to perform acts of medical diagnosis and the prescription and dispensing of medical, therapeutic, or corrective measures under regulations adopted by the board;” (AS 08.68.850(1))
- According to 12 AAC 44.460, the board will, in its discretion, register an applicant to engage in clinical practice in order to complete a course of study based outside of Alaska that meets the requirements of 12 AAC 44.400(a)(1)(A).
- REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES – 12 AAC 44.4601. Submit a completed application for preceptorship registration and pay the required application fee. 2. Verification of a current license in good standing to practice as a registered nurse by this state or another state licensing jurisdiction.3. Documented evidence of current enrollment in an advance practice registered nurse program. (In-progress transcripts are acceptable or written verification on college stationery sent directly from the nursing program director.)4. Documented evidence of a preceptorship arrangement to be approved by the board. Submit a copy of preceptorship agreement between the school and facility and the applicant and preceptor.5. The preceptor must hold an active license or privilege to practice as an APRN or physician that is not encumbered and practice in a comparable practice focus. The preceptor must function as a supervisor and teacher and evaluate the individual’s performance in the clinical setting.
- CONDITIONS OF PRECEPTORSHIP PROGRAM
- •A registration expires and must be surrendered to the board 12 months from the date of issue or at the time the preceptorship arrangement is terminated, whichever occurs first. A registration may be renewed one time if the applicant again meets the requirements of 12 AAC 44.460(b).
- •The board will, in its discretion, after a hearing under the Administrative Procedure Act (Alaska Statute 44.62), terminate the registration of a person registered under 12 AAC 44.460 who is found to have violated a provision of AS 08.68 or 12 AAC 44.
- An applicant for initial authorization to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse as defined in AS 08.68.850(1) and 12 AAC 44.400 (1) must have satisfactorily completed (A) a formal accredited graduate educational course of study in nursing that(i) is a minimum of one academic year in length,(ii) prepares registered nurses to perform an expanded role in the delivery of health care; (iii) includes a combination of classroom instruction and a minimum of 500 separate, non-duplicated hours of supervised clinical practice, (iv)If completed on or after January 1, 1998 has distinct course offerings of three graduate credits or more in advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacotherapeutics, and advanced physical assessment. (v)is evidenced by an official transcript or other official documentation received directly from a graduate program accredited by a nursing accrediting body that is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education or that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or its successor organization
Licensure: If faculty members are present in Alaska practicing nursing or consulting for more than 20 days in a renewal cycle (every 2 years), a license to practice nursing in Alaska is required.
Alaska Board of Nursing Statutes and Regulations